New design pulls them in

Trustees Dermot Forte, Ken Johnston, John Mclean, Andrew Sinclair, Winifred Wright, Gus Collins and architect Colin Glover.  CG 2711105 12

Trustees Dermot Forte, Ken Johnston, John Mclean, Andrew Sinclair, Winifred Wright, Gus Collins and architect Colin Glover. CG 2711105 12

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GIRVAN’S multi-faceted facility has attracted visitors en masse - and it isn’t even built yet.

Community members turned out to have their say on design plans for the new £8 million building when they went on display at the Carrick Buildings yesterday.

Having opened to the public at 12pm the session had received around 10 inquisitive individuals within the first hour, and numbers quickly grew over lunch.

Visitors took the opportunity to hear about the plans from the buildings architects, and from South Carrick Community Leisure (SCCL) trustees, and to ask their questions and raise any concerns. They were able to handle a model of the building and see how facilities including a 25 metre, six-lane swimming pool; gathering space; soft playground; fitness suite; café and restaurant would be laid out.

SCCL chairman Andrew Sinclair said he welcomed the public’s views.

“We are delighted this day has come and we are able to show the design to the public,” he said.

“We want to deliver the best possible outcomes for the people of Carrick and with public input we can do just that.”

SCCL board member Ken Johnstone added: “It can only be good for the town. Now the hard work continues as we head into a new phase, and ask or the support of the community for our endeavours.”

The comments gathered from yesterday’s consultation will help shape the project’s business plan, which is expected to be finalised within the next few weeks.